Sunday, November 30, 2008
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What may not be cheaper for the Fish is what terms they will have to go through to secure a lease extension at Dolphin Stadium for 2011. As the Herald reports...
'The Marlins' lease with Dolphin Stadium expires after 2010, but Samson said he and owner Jeffrey Loria have spoken with stadium co-owner Stephen Ross and expect the lease will be extended through 2011. Ross is expected to assume managing control of the Dolphins and Dolphin Stadium from Wayne Huizenga after this Dolphins' season.
'But the Marlins may also need the University of Miami's blessing for another year at the stadium that the UM football program now calls home.
'When UM announced it was moving from the Orange Bowl to Dolphin Stadium, the university's lease required that the Marlins' infield dirt be gone by 2011.
'"It's not ideal to play on dirt," said UM athletic director Kirby Hocutt, who plans to discuss the issue with Dolphin Stadium officials.
'Samson, who attended the University of Wisconsin, called UM president Donna Shalala, who once held the same position at Wisconsin. "I said, 'Give a [Wisconsin] Badger a break'", Samson said he told Shalala. "We'll be a year late."'
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Divisions of MLB already own floridamarlins.com, florida-marlins.com, flamarlins.com, and flmarlins.com (though fl-marlins.com and fla-marlins.com are still available).
But what about the whole enchilada - the complete future name? A couple of big payouts may be needed, as the domain name registrar Network Solutions owns outright miamimarlins.com, and some guy in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea owns miami-marlins.com
Monday, November 24, 2008
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Saturday, November 22, 2008
are entertaining an offer for Jack Wilson from the Tigers in what has
grown into a possible three-team deal. There's no word how far along
this is, no word who the players might be yet, and why the Marlins
might be involved, but the whispers are growing so it's obviously more
than an inquiry." (BuccoBlog)
UPDATE: Ken Rosenthal says the Marlins part of the trade would be Matt Treanor, though the rumor may or may not be bogus. (BlessYouBoys)
Friday, November 21, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
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Tuesday, November 18, 2008
'Miami-Dade County Manager George Burgess is the lead negotiator for local government on the stadium deal, which was approved in concept in December 2007.
'Marlins President David Samson said the team needed final approval by December 2008 to start play at the stadium in 2011.
'"We're making progress, but our goal is December. It slipped a little -- we had hoped for October, November, but it's probably looking like December for them to have them to digest. It doesn't mean, again, that it would be officially agendaed for the board to vote on," Burgess said.
'"Can you tell us what, if anything, is a sticking point?" Putney asked.
'"Nothing in particular," Burgess said. "The devil's always in the details."...
'Samson said he expects commissioners to see contracts in January.
'"We're very focused on (a 2011 opening date), but we're waiting to hear from our construction managers about the delays and the impact on the construction schedule," Samson said. "We expect to make an announcement in the next 10 days."' (Local10)
"The other thing is this front office has made lots of moves since assuming ownership in 2002. So often there is outrage, only to see the deals pan out. Granted, not every one does, but a number of them do. So I haven't hit the panic button, because the team is basically doing what it said it would do. They are trimming off power for more speed, athleticism and defense. Also, the team isn't done dealing yet. By the time Spring Training rolls around, I fully expect this club to be a serious contender in the National League East." (MLB)
Monday, November 17, 2008
"The Juan Romero Winter Baseball Super Hitting Camp is a three-day event for players ages 6 to 16. Players will be divided into age divisions at the camp, which runs from 8:45 a.m., to 1 p.m., daily at Naples' Fleischmann Park.
"The cost is $190 for those who register in advance and $210 on the first day of the camp. The price includes a camp photo and a t-shirt. There is a 10-percent discount for immediate family members.
"This year's special guest coach is Cookie Rojas, the voice of the 2003 World Series champion Florida Marlins. Rojas was a five-time All-Star second baseman and played in the majors for 16 years. He has coached in the MLB for more than two decades.
"In addition to Romero, the camp director, the staff includes several Major League coaches and local high school coaches.
"For more information, call 732-9664 or visit www.juanromerobaseball.com." (NaplesNews)
Sunday, November 16, 2008
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This link has his stats...
Ceda's 'a big, strong, power-armed right-hander who could possibly wear the "closer of the future" label'. (MLB)
OH-OH?: "He hasn't pitched since Oct. 29, however, when he was shut down after one outing for Escogido in the Dominican Winter League.
Still trying to find out why he was shut down, but he walked two batters and recorded no outs in his only winter appearance." (SunSentinel)
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
MORE: Mike Berardino says Danny's safe at least until July (watch out Alfredo) and the Fish won't be going after Pudge. (SunSentinel)
EVEN-MORE: Clark Spencer reports Bonifacio "can also play the corner outfield positions". (MiamiHerald)
Sunday, November 09, 2008
Tanon and El Gran Combo to play 50-minute shows after select "Super
Saturday" home games last season. Sean Flynn, marketing VP at Miami's
Major League Baseball team, expects more than half the acts for next
year's "Super Saturday" games to be Latin performers. Musical guests
are paid a flat fee rather than a percentage of ticket sales.
'The acts also get other benefits, including promotion through TV,
radio, print and outdoor ads that run before the performance. Though
factors like a team's record, the day's opponent and the weather all
affect attendance, Flynn says the goal is to get at least half the
crowd to stay for the concerts. By some measures, "our Hispanic shows
are outperforming our general-market shows," he says.
'Performers bring teams another benefit: sponsors eager to reach the
Hispanic audience, such as automakers and beverage companies. "We've
been able to bring folks in who wouldn't normally do business with us,"
Flynn says. (Javno.com)
Saturday, November 08, 2008
Friday, November 07, 2008
Thursday, November 06, 2008
Wednesday, November 05, 2008
Luis Gonzalez files for free agency. (MLB)
Marlins are shopping Scott Olsen, looking at the Rangers' catcher Max Ramirez. (MLB)
Pavano may be a possibility, and Beinfest says the Marlins are talking 'internally' about keeping Arthur Rhodes. (MiamiHerald)
But Rhodes' agent says that the Marlins haven't talked to him in weeks. (SunSentinel)
Tuesday, November 04, 2008
'Though Meyer, 27, has yet to put it together in the majors, his minor league numbers are promising. During the past two seasons he allowed fewer hits (216) than innings pitched (238) for the River Cats in the hitter-friendly Pacific Coast League. Meyer also struck out 214 and walked 103 during that 43-game (41-start) span.'
ALSO: Logan hits for the cycle in the AFL. (SunSentinel)
Monday, November 03, 2008
Sunday, November 02, 2008
Saturday, November 01, 2008
"The Marlins have three free agents: Lo Duca, lefty reliever Arthur Rhodes and outfielder Luis Gonzalez."
Craig from Fishstripes correctly pointed out that Mark Hendrickson is a free agent also, which upps the Marlins' total to four.
This morning in his story about Hendrickson filing for free agency Frisaro wrote...
"Hendrickson declared one day after catcher Paul Lo Duca filed for free
agency. Outfielder Luis Gonzalez is the lone remaining free agent from
the 2008 squad who has yet to file. None of the three are likely to be
with Florida in 2009."
Seems this 'three' business has gone beyond the 'mistake' category.
UPDATE: Frisaro finally finds the fourth Fish as he reports on Arthur's free-agency filing.
OH-BOY: Tracy Ringolsby says the Marlins have 15 free agents. (RockyMountainNews)